Moodee, Valaree

Valaree Moodee Lockman

Valaree Moodee Lockman is an associate general counsel at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), providing legal advice and guidance on global employment matters to this multinational company with a workforce of over 90,000. 

Prior to her role in the Legal Department, Moodee Lockman was responsible for ensuring consistent application of all U.S. employment practices across GSK’s many businesses as well as ensuring GSK complied with its regulatory and legal obligations with respect to U.S. employment laws and regulations. She led a team of subject-matter experts in the areas of workforce analytics, EEO compliance, and HR policies. 

Prior to joining GSK, Moodee Lockman was labor and employment counsel at BAE Systems Inc. In that role, she supported two business sectors (Platforms & Services and Electronics Systems Integration Systems) by providing legal advice and guidance and managing external counsel. 

Before joining BAE Systems, Moodee Lockman was a partner at the Moodee Law Group, where her practice concentrated on all aspects of employment law. Within employment law, she provided consulting advice on ethics, corporate governance, and compliance matters. 

Immediately prior to starting the Moodee Law Group, Moodee Lockman worked at Booz Allen Hamilton as director of employment practices in its People Core Services (HR) Department. At Booz Allen, she successfully expanded the employee relations function to more effectively and efficiently address and investigate internal EEO complaints in both domestic and international matters. She fully developed the EEO compliance function and created new affirmative action plans that better described the company’s operating model. 

Prior to joining Booz Allen, Moodee Lockman spent 12 years at Fannie Mae in Washington, DC. She concentrated on employment law and became a trusted advisor to senior management on employment matters. In her various roles, first as managing attorney and subsequently as vice president and deputy general counsel, she managed the Employment Practices Group, consisting of five experienced employment litigators. As practice lead, Moodee Lockman was responsible for providing leadership and development of the team as well as engaging outside counsel and developing litigation strategies and budgets. 

Moodee Lockman began her legal career on Wall Street as a securities lawyer, first as arbitration counsel at FINRA (f/k/a NASD) and later as corporate vice president and regional counsel for UBS (f/k/a PaineWebber Inc.).